Justine Wang | November 5, 2016
The Notre Dame Washington Program is Notre Dame’s only off-campus academic program located in the United States. Every semester, a fresh cohort of 15 students with diverse interests and majors finds themselves immersed in the cultural and political life of Washington, D.C.
Students in the program live in Dupont Circle, just minutes away from the White House and a vast array of shops and restaurants.
Besides taking a required core seminar and two consortium-offered electives, students apply for and participate in an internship of their choice, for a total of 15 credits. As a supplement to the core seminar, students attend weekly “public policy visits” for which they have toured Capitol Hill, attended a briefing at the U.S. Department of State and met with Notre Dame alumni who work in journalism, lobbying, law and government.